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discourse with friends
principles of self-interest,
the public-interest, and incentives
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other courses, work, sleep, TV, all the above
(that is, maximization)
there are only three important diagrams, which are constantly being relabeled:
economics explains everything (Gary Becker):
The government provides poor people with food stamps and child-care subsidies. Would they be better off if they received a comparable amount of cash?
Whose preferences count?
What effect do SUVs have on auto deaths of their owners and of other drivers?